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Zoning Bylaws
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Framingham Zoning Bylaws are available online.  Please contact the Planning Board Office for recent amendments to the Zoning By-Law.  A certified copy of the Framingham Zoning By-Law can be obtained from the Town Clerks Office.

Below is a brief description of each Article.  Access each Article in PDF format by using the links on the left or click here to download a complete By-Law.

I. GENERAL
A. Authority
B. Purpose
C. Basic Requirements
D. Non-Conforming buildings, structure,uses and lots
E. Definitions

II. ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTRICTS
A. Classes of Districts
B. Incorporation of the Zoning Map
C. Boundaries of Districts
D. Building Code And Fire Limits

III. USE AND DIMENSIONAL REGULATIONS A-I
A. Single Residence
B. General Residence
C. Business Districts
D. Office And Professional Districts
E. Planned Reuse
F. Light Manufacturing District
G. General Manufacturing Districts
H. Floodplain Districts
I. Open Space And Recreation District

III. USE AND DIMENSIONAL REGULATIONS J-N
J. Planned Unit Development District
K. Geriatric Care/Elderly Housing District
L. Technology Park District
M. Adult Uses Districts
N. Groundwater Protection District

IV. SPECIAL REGULATIONS A-H
A. General Parking Regulations
B. Off-Street Parking
C. Off-Street Loading
D. Service Stations And Outdoor Auto Sales
E. Fur Farms And Kennels
F. Accessory Uses
G. Dimensional Regulations
H. Supplemental Regulations

IV. SPECIAL REGULATIONS I-P
I. Site Plan Review
J. Automatic Carwash and/or Self-service     Carwash
K. Highway Overlay District Regulations
L. Wireless Communications Facilities
M. Open Space Residential Development
N. MIXED USE REGULATIONS
O. AFFORDABLE HOUSING
P. Active Adult HOUSING
R. Neighborhood Cluster Development

V. ADMINISTRATION
A. Enforcement
B. Building Permit
C. Certificate Of Occupancy
D. Board Of Appeals
E. Special Permits
F. Variances
G. Repetitive Petition
H. Penalty
I. Separability
J. Amendment
K. Effective Date
L. Notification Of Public Hearings

VI. DESCRIPTIONS OF BOUNDARIES OF ZONING DISTRICTS Explanatory Notes Regarding Zoning Map
Map Amendments Since 1986



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